Committee on Contributions
The expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the Members as apportioned by the General Assembly.
(Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations)
The Committee on Contributions advises the General Assembly on the apportionment , under Article 17, of the expenses of the Organization among Members broadly according to capacity to pay. The Committee also advises the General Assembly on the assessments to be fixed for new Members, and on appeals by Members for a change of assessments.
The Committee also provides advice on the action to be taken with regard to the application of Article 19 of the Charter.
A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years. The General Assembly may, nevertheless, permit such a Member to vote if it is satisfied that the failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the Member. (Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations)
The Committee on Contributions meets annually for 3 to 4 weeks, usually in June of each year. The report of the Committee is considered by the General Assembly at its main session. The report of the Committee on Contributions at its eightieth session (1-18 June 2020) is contained in document A/75/11.
The Committee on Contributions will hold its eighty-first session at Headquarters from 7 June to 2 July 2021.
- Briefing on the methodology for the scale of assessments (June 2019)
- Note on the data sources for calculating the scale of assessments (October 2018)
- National accounts data and related statistics available in June 2018 for calculating the 2019-2021 scale of assessments for contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations
- Committee on Contributions recommends more timely submission of data
by Member States under the 1993 SNA or 2008 SNA (see 79th session summary, June 2019)
- Learn more about National Accounts Data http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/data.asp
- See National Accounts Data by country https://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/CountryProfile
- New scale of assessments approved for 2019-2021 (resolution 73/271, December 2018)
- Levels and rates for peacekeeping operations approved for 2019-2021 (see A/73/350/Add.1, December 2018)
- Approved resources for peacekeeping operations (inclusive of Support Account and UNLB share) for 2020/2021